Bay County Medical Care Facility is in Essexville, Michigan, a city with 11,483 people. This turns out to be a quality facility, with an overall grade of B. Based on our ratings, this nursing home looks like a good fit for most people. The best aspect of this facility's strong profile is its nursing rating. Nursing grades are discussed in the next section
Bay County Medical Care Facility
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a strong overall grade as described above, but we especially wanted to emphasize its excellent nursing grade. We awarded them an A+ in this area. When determining a nursing home's nursing grade, we consider the number of hours nurses are with patients as well as the level of licensure of those nurses. This facility provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a score of A- for our short-term care grade. In our short-term care rating, we endeavor to craft a meaningful measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze the nursing home's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we considered in this area is the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that 5.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility was given its third highest category grade in the category of long-term care. We gave this facility a C in this area, which is a respectable score. In a long-term care setting, the primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 99.73684 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is more than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Lastly, we looked at this nursing home's inspection grade This was not one of this facility's stronger grades. We gave it a C in this area. This isn't a terrible score in this category. It simply wasn't as strong as some of this facility's other grades. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to find that none were category G through L deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to create an imminent danger to patient safety or health. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bay County Medical Care Facility Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 8.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay residents that have pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 2.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 2.36% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 13.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for treating a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 18.73% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of long-term stay patients who were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 3.47% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 91.4% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 12.4% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 19.67% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 1.35 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 19.67 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 10.71 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 76.5% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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